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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB DINNER DANCE

Representatives from the Town of Loxahatchee Groves and the Indian Trail Improvement District had full agendas of meetings with state officials during Palm Beach County Days in Tallahassee on Tuesday, Jan. 13 and Wednesday, Jan. 14, hoping to bring back money that will help both local governments with transportation and drainage projects. Page 3

Wellington Seniors Club Members Visit Winter Equestrian Festival

The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center hosted the Wellington Seniors Club for a luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The seniors enjoyed a horse show on the opening day of the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival. It was the first of several club trips to the horse show this season. Page 5

CAFCI Installs New Officers For 2020

Caribbean-Americans for Community Involvement (CAFCI) held its annual Installation of Officers on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center. Judge Maxine Cheesman administered the oath to the 2020 board members. CAFCI members also made plans for upcoming events. Page 12

Rivals Collide As Wolverines Edge Broncos 58-51 In OT

The Wellington High School boys basketball team hosted crosstown rival and district foe Palm Beach Central High School on Friday, Jan. 10 and narrowly defeated the Broncos in overtime 58-51 behind a game-high performance by Jagger Ruiz with 30 points. Page 17 DEPARTMENT INDEX NEWS...............................3 - 15 NEWS BRIEFS......................... 6 SPORTS..........................17 - 18 BUSINESS............................. 19 PEOPLE................................. 20 SCHOOLS.............................. 21 COLUMNS............................. 22 CALENDAR............................ 24 CLASSIFIEDS................ 25 - 26 Visit Us On The Web At WWW.GOTOWNCRIER.COM

The Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club returned to the Wycliffe Golf & Country Club for its 32nd annual Wellington Dinner Dance on Friday, Jan. 10. The theme for the evening was “Roaring 20s” and included a cocktail reception before dinner, a performance by club teens, silent and live auctions, and music by the band HyRyZe. Shown above are Georgina Bloomberg and Hillary Dobbs with girls from the Boys & Girls Club. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 15 PHOTO BY CALLIE SHARKEY/TOWN-CRIER

PBCFR Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Station 22

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue celebrated the opening of its new Station 22 on Thursday, Jan. 9. Located at 16650 Town Center Parkway South in Westlake, the new building replaced a nearby facility that has operated out of the Grove Market Shopping Center since 2002. Hundreds of area dignitaries, fire officials and interested residents who have advocated over the years for the new station attended the celebration at a property donated by Westlake and its developer Minto. The donation was part of the area’s development agreement with Palm Beach County. “Since this station was first established in this area in 2002, we have doubled the number of emergency 911 calls for fire and medical calls out in this area,” Fire Safety Specialist Tara Cardoso said. “We have also doubled the number of staff, and this station was built to last. This is Palm Beach County’s first Category 5 hurricane station.” Palm Beach County Fire Chief Reginald Duren said he was sur-

The color guard presents the flags during the dedication ceremony for Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue’s Station 22.

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prised by the turnout at the grand opening. “I recognize now the key is to wait 17 years and you get a major crowd to any event that you have,” Duren said. “I want to say, ‘thank you’ again to County Administrator Verdenia Baker and her staff, and Deputy County Administrator Jon Van Arnam for making this station possible as well.” He also welcomed former Palm

Beach County Administrator Bob Weisman and Facilities Development & Operations Director Audrey Wolf, PBCFR Advisory Board members Tom Wenham, Jay Littman, Titus Rich and Lance Berkowitz, as well as members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Division of Forestry. Duren thanked Kast ConstrucSee STATION 22, page 7

Wellington Finalizes Slimmed Down Land Development Rules

By M. Dennis Taylor Town-Crier Staff Report A multi-year effort to make Wellington’s Land Development Regulations more user friendly resulted in the original LDRs of some 1,200 pages being repealed and replaced in its entirety by a svelte, new 285-page document at a meeting of the Wellington Village Council on Monday, Jan. 13. The public hearing fielded one comment that the new regulations bypassed Wellington’s Equestrian Preserve Committee. Village Manager Paul Schofield explained that there are no changes to Wellington’s equestrian policies in the new document. “The equestrian committee was never the final decision-maker,” he said. “They were, as they have always been, advisors. There are no land use changes.” Councilman John McGovern praised the new and improved document. “Reduced by more than 900 pages with no change in substance. It is a hallmark project and achievement,” he said, thanking village staff for their work. Wellington’s Planning, Zoning & Building Director Bob Basehart said that unlike its predecessor, the new LDRs have no inconsistencies with the comprehensive plan and creates no new non-conformities and no new entitlements. Despite pointing out a typo on the random page she turned to, Mayor Anne Gerwig was impressed. “It is very good. Take that back to your staff,” she told Basehart. Schofield said that typographical errors are inevitable and can and will be fixed as found. Two other public hearings produced no public to hear, and the measures also passed unanimously with little or no comments or disagreements. One was related to cell phone service rights-of-way. “There are only minor changes to make us compliant with the state,” Village Attorney Laurie

Cohen said before the measure was approved. The second was the final reading of a legally required housekeeping measure updating the five-year capital improvement element schedule and the relevant portions of the School District of Palm Beach County capital improvement schedule. In other business: • During time for public comment, 23-year resident and 26-year teacher at Wellington High School Scott Zucker recommended that the Peaceful Waters Sanctuary boardwalk replacement be done in stages so as not to necessitate closing the entire area during its renovation. The sanctuary, located at the back end of Wellington’s Village Park, is a favorite for birding enthusiasts, both locally and throughout the region. Zucker cited that each local visitor spends about $40 on a day’s outing that includes a visit to the park, while out-of-town visitors spend upward of $110 for the excursion. He estimated some 500 visitors per week and came up with a $1 million per year economic impact on Wellington due to visitation of the soon to be temporarily closed sanctuary. Schofield questioned the number of visitors being anywhere near that high but explained that the filtration area is for the benefit of Wellington’s nearby wastewater treatment facility and that the boardwalk is a recreational amenity that is an addendum to the primary use of the area. He said that to do the rehabilitation in other than a single phase would add more than $400,000 to the project and would still be unsafe for visitors to be in a construction area during the work. “It is a risk management issue,” said Schofield, assuring the council that the work would be done quickly and be minimally invasive. “In a way, we are victims of our own success,” McGovern said, See COUNCIL, page 4

BUDDY BENCH AT BENOIST FARMS

Board Supports Beige Repaint For Wellington Marketplace

By M. Dennis Taylor Town-Crier Staff Report Wellington’s Architectural Review Board met Wednesday, Jan. 15 for a single agenda item tabled from the board’s December meeting — a decision on a new color scheme for the Wellington Marketplace shopping plaza. As it turned out, the new paint color and awnings of the shopping center, located at the corner of Wellington Trace and Greenview Shores Blvd., will be similar to the plaza’s current look. After a significant discussion, the board determined that the beige buildings with beige trim and turquoise awnings would be newly repainted a different beige,

keeping the turquoise awnings. Paul Frahm was again representing the property owner but had also brought the owner along to the meeting in hopes of getting an answer on the color scheme. It was a case of be careful what you ask for. As a result of a citation, work has been done on the buildings, and the management of the center asked to repaint the buildings gray, but also suggested beige in case change was not in the offing. Village staff didn’t think that gray and turquoise looked nice together, so there were two options recommended by staff at the December meeting: a two-tone gray, or beige and black. Either

way it was suggested that the faded turquoise awnings should be replaced within the year with neutral or black ones. The applicant did not bring renderings of the new look to the December meeting, and a decision could not be reached. So, the applicant and all future applicants were instructed to bring in renderings of what the options would look like, which the applicant did at this week’s meeting. In the ensuing weeks, since the last meeting, the applicant determined that the gray would necessitate more costs in pressure washing and now had a preference not to paint the building gray, even See PAINT, page 4

The Rotary Club of Wellington donated a “Buddy Bench” to Benoist Farms Elementary School on Tuesday, Jan. 14. A grand unveiling took place in association with Mental Health America of Palm Beach County, who was represented by Loverly Sheridan, author of “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully.” Shown above are the school’s new “Buddy Ambassadors” Jonathan Castellanos, Sarai Burrows, Isabella Keisel, Jason Jean-Baptiste, Jamal McFarland and Carissa Charleus. STORY & MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 3 PHOTO BY DENIS EIRIKIS/TOWN-CRIER

Boynton Family Donates Seating For Oxbridge Theater

By Callie Sharkey Town-Crier Staff Report The Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches celebrated the dedication of brand-new stadium seating for its theater with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The private school was able to upgrade the formerly ground-level layout with tiered seating that allow for all guests to clearly see the stage, thanks to the generosity of Wellington business leaders Ben and Joanna Boynton. “We’ve been saying since the beginning of the project that this way, everyone gets the best seat in the house,” Head of School Dr. Ralph Maurer said. “What was exceptional about the collaboration

was how [the Boyntons] sat down not just with people who work in fundraising, but also our facilities people. This is such an amazing example of problem solving between parents, the community and the school.” From inception to opening, the project took about seven months. School staff and the Boynton family did extensive research, including visiting other sites around the county, to find the best way to improve sight lines for all guests seated in the theater. The actual construction took place in a mere two days. “We are very excited to do this. We wanted to help the school in a way it would impact a lot of people,” Ben Boynton said. “Almost

every student in this school will probably pass through this theater. Almost every parent will sit in this theater at one point in time. This is long term, and we encourage other people who really want to move the school forward.” Both Boynton children, William and Catherine, have participated heavily in the theater program at Oxbridge. Catherine was set to perform that very evening. “Now, we can sit anywhere, and we don’t have to be here an hour early for every show,” he said. The theater is more than just a place for performances though. In addition to the rock, jazz and musical theater, the school also brings in professional speakers See OXBRIDGE, page 13

Theater arts instructor Kimberly Patterson; Head of School Dr. Ralph Maurer; Ben, Catherine and Joanna Boynton; Board Chair David Rosow; and Performing Arts Chair Ernie Mills take part in the ribbon cutting for the new seating. PHOTO BY CALLIE SHARKEY/TOWN-CRIER


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Groves, ITID Put In A Good Showing During Tallahassee Visit

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Representatives from the Town of Loxahatchee Groves and the Indian Trail Improvement District had full agendas of meetings with state officials during Palm Beach County Days in Tallahassee on Tuesday, Jan. 13 and Wednesday, Jan. 14, hoping to bring back money that will help both local governments with transportation and drainage projects. Representatives from ITID included President Betty Argue, Supervisor Joni Martin, Supervisor Tim Sayre and ITID Executive Director Burgess Hanson. “We’ve met with many senators and representatives on our initiatives this year, and we’re receiving positive feedback,” ITID President Betty Argue told the Town-Crier

on Wednesday evening. “There’s no way of knowing for sure until it goes through the process, but we had a lot of meetings, and so far, so good.” Those initiatives include $400,000 to stabilize the M-O Canal outfall that separates The Acreage from the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area. The second is a charter amendment to give the district the ability to do a feasibility study on incorporation. ITID representatives also lobbied to get State Road 7 added back to the Palm Beach County Transportation Planning Agency’s long-range plan, which agency board members removed in a 9-8 vote last month. ITID representatives had more meetings scheduled Thursday with State Sen. Gayle Harrell (R-

District 25) and Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault. Argue said the trip was well organized, and all meetings scheduled were kept, which included full schedules on Monday afternoon, Tuesday and Wednesday. “We’re getting very good questions and very good feedback,” she said. “A lot of people are very surprised that Indian Trail has been around since 1957 and we’re as large as we are and are not incorporated.” Argue said everyone she has talked to so far supports the connection of SR 7 to Northlake Blvd. “I don’t know if the FDOT has a way of pushing it forward other than what they’re currently doing,” she said. ITID has a community meeting

scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seminole Ridge High School to get feedback from residents on their reaction to SR 7 being removed from the longrange plan. “That will have representatives from Palm Beach County, the TPA and FDOT there,” Argue said. “We have to generate support from the community first for State Road 7 going through.” The issue is also likely to come up at the next meeting of the Western Communities Council, an agency that has long supported the SR 7 extension, on Monday, Jan. 27. The next TPA meeting is set for Thursday, Feb. 20 at the agency’s new offices in downtown West Palm Beach, where County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay See TALLAHASSEE, page 7

Loxahatchee Groves representatives meet with State Rep. Matt Willhite in Tallahassee. (L-R) Legislative liaison Geoff Sluggett, Councilwoman Phillis Maniglia, Mayor Robert Shorr, Willhite, Councilwoman Lisa El-Ramey and Town Manager Jamie Titcomb.

Wellington Rotary Donates ‘Buddy Bench’ For Benoist Farms El

By Denis Eirikis Town-Crier Staff Report The Rotary Club of Wellington donated a “Buddy Bench” to Benoist Farms Elementary School on Tuesday, Jan. 14. A grand unveiling took place in association with Mental Health America of Palm Beach County, who was represented by Loverly Sheridan, author of “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” and director of the Buddy Bench program. The Wellington Rotary provided the funds to purchase the Buddy Bench and to provide for the on-going support program. On hand from club were President Don Gross, Maggie Zeller, Tom

Carreras and Vice President Larry Kemp, who spearheaded the Buddy Bench program for the club. The morning featured an enthusiastic presentation by Sheridan that was well received by the student body. “Due to a wide variety of circumstances, some children might fall through the cracks and feel excluded and alone,” Sheridan said. “When a child on the playground is sad, lonely or just having a bad day, by sitting on the Buddy Bench, trained Buddy Ambassadors and other kind children will stop by and see how they can help. A national success, the Buddy Ambassadors campaign fosters kind-

Author Loverly Sheridan tells students to be buddies not bullies.

ness and brings children together.” At the event, the school also honored the first group of student Buddy Ambassadors trained in the program. “We are so grateful for our partners with Wellington Rotary,” Benoist Farms Principal Ruthann Miller said. “This bench might be a difference maker to a struggling student as we try to help our children succeed.” Miller practices what she preaches, as she comforted new transfer student Giovanni Shanks, who shadowed her during the event preparations. “I want to be a buddy, not a bully,” Shanks said. Wellington resident Joy Green, a teacher with 21 years of experience, is delighted that the school now has a Buddy Bench. “My message to parents is not to toler-

ate abusive behavior,” Green said. “Some parents think it’s cute when their child acts obnoxiously. Talk to your kids every day. Ask them about bullying at school. Your child’s welfare is much more important than work and all the other issues that keeps parents so busy.” Kemp was happy with the morning’s proceedings. “I am so glad that I convinced Rotary to be part of this wonderful program where we helped facilitate a way that new or bullied students can find a buddy,” he said. For more information on donating a Buddy Bench to local schools, call Mental Health America of Palm Beach County at (561) 832-3755 or e-mail lsheridan@ mentalhealthpbc.org. Visit www. mentalhealthpbc.org to learn more about the program.

Desirae Cooper, Saraí Henry, Preston Nelson and Scarlett Puckett watch from the front row.

Rotary President Don Gross, Principal Ruthann Miller, Rotary Vice President Larry Kemp, author Loverly Sheridan, Rotarians Tom Carreras and Maggie Zeller, and the school’s new Buddy AmbasPHOTOS BY DENIS EIRIKIS/TOWN-CRIER sadors with the new Buddy Bench.

Principal Ruthann Miller with new student Giovanni Shanks.

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Groves Council Approves Drainage Projects For North B Road

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report After an hour of heated discussion, a divided Loxahatchee Groves Town Council approved drainage projects on North B Road last week to help preserve tons of rock that have been placed on the road in recent months. The 3-2 vote at the Tuesday, Jan. 7 council meeting was regarding four projects at 3056, 3120, 3254 and 3276 B Road, but the address that received the most discussion was at 3056 B Road, where the property owner has requested rerouting the proposed easement around trees and reinstalling irrigation and fences. The total cost for the four properties is estimated at $85,800. More than a dozen other drainage projects not on B Road were listed but have not yet been evaluated for cost. At the meeting, Town Engineer Larry Peters said drainage is the most important part of improving all roads in the town. “If we can’t drain the roadways, we’re going to continue to have

problems,” Peters said, explaining that he was having problems with some property owners on B Road who were reluctant to give up strips of easement along the road to allow for drainage projects. “In the past, you’ve approved several drainage structures,” he said. “At this time, we’re requesting two additional addresses. The first one is at 3056 B Road, and the cost estimate is $20,237. The circumstances here are that the resident agreed to give us an easement for drainage, but she said, ‘You’re going to have to guarantee that my trees don’t die.’ We couldn’t do that.” The proposed easement runs the 330-foot length of the property. “She suggested that she get her landscaper to do the pruning of the trees and to put in irrigation to save the trees, and she would expect that the amount of monies that were in the original cost would be taken out, and we would share the cost of that,” Peters explained. “Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly what the cost is at this point

in time. At the very bottom of the proposal, it states that it’s not to exceed $10,000.” Councilwoman Phillis Maniglia was reluctant for the town to engage in cost sharing with residents to improve their property when it did not contribute to improving the road, especially in light of many other easements that are needed in town to improve road drainage. She suggested installing several 10-foot-by-10-foot drainage areas in lieu of making an easement along the whole length of the property. “I don’t want to put in people’s fences. We’re just pulling out of having zero funds,” Maniglia said. “This is setting a precedent.” Mayor Robert Shorr said installing smaller drains will not accomplish the water retention that has been discussed, and Peters agreed. “The design is to allow the entire roadway for the length of the property to drain into a swale and filter through the swale to a catch basin,” Peters said. Town Attorney Brian Shutt said

writing a document guaranteeing that the property owner would not lose her trees would be difficult, and Peters said that was not what staff wants. Shorr explained that the property owner would be hiring the landscaper to trim and irrigate the trees, and she would accept responsibility. “We just need that in writing if we move forward,” he said. Peters reiterated that the roads would not stand up if the drainage projects are not completed to specifications. Drainage contractor George Perez said that all the projects are site specific and have unique problems to overcome. “On this one, the original estimate was $26,000 because we had to deal with some fencing,” Perez said. “We normally remove any trees, and we remove and relocate any fencing. I took that out of the amount to get to the $20,000… We were going to reroute this swale to try to save some trees. In the past, we have been just removing trees, and these were far enough back

and large enough where we might be able to sink a swale through there.” He added that since the original contract was agreed to, the property owner has pressed for more conditions, including new fencing rather than relocating the existing fence, and installing irrigation to preserve the existing trees. “I don’t know what these extras are,” Perez said. “I gave you a drainage price just to dry that area out, which includes one basin and 330 feet of swale.” Town Manager Jamie Titcomb said this job is one of the final drainage projects for B Road, and it had been delayed because it had special conditions to satisfy. Councilwoman Laura Danowski said she agreed that the council should pay the original cost estimate and let the property owner do the other modifications, and the town would pay half the cost. However, Peters said the town does not have a final agreement, and he had referred it to the council for direction.

Shorr agreed with Danowski on paying the basic cost, but there were other costs that had not been finalized. “There’s so many other variables that we don’t even really see,” he said. “So, I think if we do approve the $20,237 for the catch basin, we’re sending a message to her that we want to invest in that part of it, because we don’t have an easement agreement. I guess she’s waiting to see if we even approve it.” Peters also pointed out that the other three properties, owned by the same resident who owns a nursery, must be re-fenced for the owner to maintain security. He was willing to pay for half of the cost. Maniglia made a motion to table the proposal to the February meeting for other options, but the motion failed 3-2. Shorr made a motion to approve $74,353, with provisions for the town to share the cost of fencing on the nursery property, which carried 3-2 with Councilwoman Lisa El-Ramey and Maniglia opposed.

Norton Museum Of Art To Host Chinese New Year Celebration

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach will hold its annual Chinese New Year Celebration from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 to highlight its world-class collection of Chinese art and to welcome the Year of the Rat. In Chinese culture, people born in the Year of the Rat are

viewed as clever, resourceful, inquisitive, quick thinkers who thrive in challenging times and relish adventure. The Norton’s annual Chinese New Year Celebration, which is free to the public, is one of the museum’s most popular celebrations and includes colorful dragon and

lion dances, live music, art-making activities, tours of the Chinese Collection and much more. This year’s event features concert performances by the New York-based ensemble Melody of Dragon comprised of internationally acclaimed Chinese flutist Chen Tao, guqin virtuoso Liu Li

The Chinese New Year Celebration will include colorful dragon and lion dances.

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continued from page 1 referring to adding the recreational aspect to what is part of the water utility. Gerwig agreed. “We have really gone out of our way to be great environmental partners,” she said. The council decided by consensus, at the suggestion of Gerwig, that signage be placed at Peaceful Waters telling visitors about the nearby Marjory Stoneman Doug-

las Everglades Habitat, which offers similar nature watching opportunities. • During council reports, several members took the opportunity to congratulate Gerwig, Vice Mayor Michael Napoleone and Councilman Michael Drahos for being reelected without opposition. It was pointed out that not having the election saved the village some $75,000 that will remain in the general fund. Gerwig noted that neighboring communities such as Royal Palm Beach also had canceled elections due to a lack of challengers. She further noted that there were only two audience members present at the meeting.

“I hope it is that we are that great at this, but I would encourage the public to get involved and to engage,” she said. Gerwig also spoke about the increasing urgency to develop a long-term plan to deal with horse manure in the village, while McGovern wanted to see improvements in solid waste pickup. Drahos ratcheted up the passion with comments about his anger at seeing advertising posters in the Mall at Wellington Green purchased by an advertiser promoting “Ocala 2021” as a future equestrian venue. “If the leadership of the mall is going to ask me to take a leap of faith on their future,” he said

and banhu master Xia Wen-Jie. A guqin is a seven-string Chinese musical instrument, and a banhu is a bowed Chinese fiddle. Popular “storytainer” Monica Ladd returns to regale audiences with Chinese folk tales. The museum welcomes back Gordon Hu to offer a Chinese calligraphy demonstration and the chance for guests to try basic calligraphy techniques. Visitors also can work with teaching artist Jill Lavetsky to learn the basics of painting bamboo, one of the traditional “winter friends” in China. Other activities for all ages include lantern making, and “making” New Year’s wishes, which are written on colorful paper. This activity is related to scenes depicted in the Norton’s “Lantern Festival” painting that will be on view. Docent-led spotlight talks will highlight major works in the museum’s collection of Chinese art, some dating back thousands of years, and there will be several talks by art experts. The museum restaurant and store are open all day, and tours of the collection, architecture and garden will take place at 2 and 3 p.m. referring to plans seeking approval to redevelop parts of the mall into other uses, “I want to ask them, ‘If you are fully invested in Wellington, why would you promote another city, and if not, why are you not fully invested with Wellington.’” Drahos went on to say that he would like to meet with representatives of the mall to discuss having the posters taken down immediately. The next meeting of the Wellington Village Council will be Tuesday, Jan. 28. The first meeting in February, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11, was canceled by consensus due to a lack of business items on the agenda.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month, and as part of the Guardian ad Litem program, I’m encouraging my neighbors and the community to consider volunteering to help abused and neglected children. A competent, caring adult role model can make all the difference in the world to a young person who has never had one. So many children and youth come into foster care through no fault of their own — due to a parent’s violence, addiction or neglect — and without a positive role model, they are at grave risk. Children who age out of foster care without a permanent family are more likely to face poverty, homelessness, addiction and re-entry into the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. But you can help as a Guardian ad Litem.

A Guardian ad Litem is a volunteer appointed by the court to advocate for a child in the dependency system. Most of these children have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment and/or neglect. So the Guardian ad Litem advocates for the child’s best interest by providing recommendations to the court regarding services for the child, educational needs, permanency, safety, emotional well-being and normalcy. Studies show children with a volunteer Guardian ad Litem are twice as likely to be adopted as those without — and they will spend less time in foster care. Guardian ad Litem is also proud to be working with Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, who is calling for more mentors for children and youth. We’re working with Volunteer Florida/Volunteer Connect to find more good people as well. More than 10,000 Guardian ad Litem volunteers are already in — join us!

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Movie Version Of ‘Cats’ Is Worth Seeing

I always enjoy Leonard Wechsler’s “I On Culture” column, but I somewhat disagree with his review of Cats. I have seen the

show twice and quite enjoyed this movie version. It was more balletic (if that is a word) and less gymnastic. The large screen allowed for more ambitious scenery and props. The added song was enjoyable. And I loved that Old Deuteronomy was portrayed as female, a delightful departure. As Wechsler suggests, all the star-studded cast members did fine jobs within the confines of their roles. I do think it is worth seeing. Pat Keeler Wellington

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continued from page 1 though they had initially suggested the change to that color. “Teal is not my favorite,” Board Chair Ron Shamash said, referring to the awnings, which were also referred to as turquoise or faded turquoise. While fading has occurred, only one of the 20 or so existing awnings is ripped, and plans have already been made to replace it. Board Vice Chair Tom Wenham made a motion to approve painting the body of the building the earth tone color. But the lack of specificity regarding what to do about the awnings created some concerns. “I am just trying to move this along,” he said. Board Member William Klein seconded the motion, but it was tabled by Wenham so more discussion could occur. “If it was a new building, would they have to get the color approved for the awnings?” Klein asked.

special exhibitions, lectures, tours, and programs for adults and children throughout the year. Parking is available across the street at 1501 S. Dixie Highway. For additional information, call (561) 832-5196 or visit www.norton.org.

“Ultimately, everybody has to bring their buildings before us,” Shamash said. “We decide the colors.” Klein felt that this situation is different. “There is remaining life in the existing awnings,” he said, noting that the cost of replacement is significant. Shamash said that it was nice that Klein was trying to be fair to the applicant, but they had to be fair to the village, too. After additional discussion, Klein made a motion to approve the rendering that was beige with the existing awnings. The motion passed unanimously, although several board members seemed ready for more discussion. So, the building is going to be freshly painted in a similar beige. Frahm had previously described it as pretty much the color the plaza was before years of fading in the sun. The next ARB meeting is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 19. On that agenda will be a discussion of plans to demolish the old Macaroni Grill building near Whole Foods Market on State Road 7 to be replaced by a new retail bay.

Jewish National Fund Program Jan. 26 At Temple Beth Tikvah Temple Beth Tikvah invites the community to a presentation on the work of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in Israel given by Dr. Roni Raab, executive director of the South Florida region of the JNF. The presentation will be on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Raab’s program highlights Temple Beth Tikvah’s stance in the forefront of Jewish adult education through its Gladys Lilian Education Programs and its lecture series “In Israel.” “Offering singles, young cou-

ples and families with children programs that connect them with Israel in terms of its diverse population and how they live is very important,” said Fred Eisinger, the temple’s Zionism Chair. All “In Israel” programs are open to the community at no cost. For more information, visit Temple Beth Tikvah’s web site at www.templebethtikvah.net or call the temple office at (561) 967-3600. Temple Beth Tikvah is located at 4550 Jog Road in Greenacres.

Free Native Plant Vouchers Available At The South Florida Fair

Join the Native Canopy Education Program in Building 4 at the South Florida Fair for free native plant vouchers. The fair’s theme this year is “Play Ball, Play Fair!” Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Jan. 17 through Feb. 2, from 4:30 to 10 p.m., you’re invited to “play ball” with Mother Nature. Come to the Native Canopy Education Program booth to get a voucher for two free three-gallon-sized native trees or shrubs to plant on your property. The program’s knowledgeable,

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WELLINGTON SENIORS CLUB MEMBERS VISIT WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL

The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center hosted the Wellington Seniors Club for a luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The seniors enjoyed a horse show on the opening day of the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival. It was the first of several club trips to the horse show this season. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

Sal Torrisi, Cecelia Torrisi, Marie Coleman and Shirley Horn.

Jem Foster, Joydie Headad and Gloria Greene.

Ned Colletta, Tony Alfalla and John Sylvestri.

Santiago Lambre aboard Chapiletto.

Bob, Beverly, Al and Becca Ziker.

Hilde Wanklin, Kim Cafaro, Lucia Puglisi and Barbara Hastings Griffin.

(Seated) Roy Cummings, Marcella Ketcham, and Janice and Robert Downes; and (standing) Paul and Denise Julien with Roger and Mary Hansen.

Ron Swartout, Sally Becker, Judy Swartout and Helen Franke.

SOMERSET ACADEMY HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING AT NEW WELLINGTON SCHOOL

The Somerset Academy of the Arts in Wellington held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Jan. 13. The charter school, part of a group of Somerset schools with locations across the state, opened in August. Principals from surrounding Somerset schools came to the ceremony. The school is located at 1000 Wellington Trace in Wellington. For more info., call (561) 421-5510 or visit www. somersetartspb.com. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

Somerset Wellington teachers Ed Meszaros, Cassandra Laboy and Karla Santiago, Principal Elizabeth Sauri, and teachers Naomi Penrod and Jacqueline Garcia.

School officials take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“Bel Canto” students sing the national anthem, led by Fine Arts Director Ed Meszaros.


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Wellington Trace Resurfacing Underway

Construction crews began milling and resurfacing Wellington Trace on Sunday, Jan. 12. Work will take place during the evening hours from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. The project is expected to be completed by Thursday, Jan. 23, weather permitting. Traffic on Wellington Trace will be narrowed to one lane in order to facilitate construction activities. Message boards have been placed at both entrances to Wellington Trace from Forest Hill Blvd. ahead of construction to inform residents and visitors. Residents are advised to use extra caution while approaching Wellington Trace, as delays are expected.

CAFCI To Host MLK Celebration On Jan. 20

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LGLA To Discuss 2020 Census

The Loxahatchee Groves Landowners’ Association will meet Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. The

meeting will be held at the Palms West Presbyterian Church (13689 Okeechobee Blvd.). The program for the evening will be a discussion about the 2020 Census that will be taking place over the next few months. It basically asks where you are sleeping on April 1, 2020. That answer is what generates various funding streams for local governments. For more information about the meeting, call Marge Herzog at (561) 818-9114.

take home photos from the photo booth. The dance will be held in the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center’s Grand Ballroom and feature delicious, kid-friendly foods. Register for the event at www. royalpalmbeach.com or stop by the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center at 151 Civic Center Way between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (561) 790-5196 for more information.

RPB To Host Father Daughter Dance March 14

Fundraiser For Oakstone Academy Jan. 31

The Village of Royal Palm Beach will present its first Father Daughter Dance at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center on Saturday, March 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. This unforgettable evening is a great opportunity for dads and their daughters to dress up, dine and dance the night away. In addition to DJ-led games and dancing, this magical event includes dinner and dessert. An ice cream bar will also be featured. To remember the special occasion, dads and daughters will be able to

The Oakstone Academy Palm Beach will host an Open House and Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at Trinity Hall (345 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach) on Friday, Jan. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults cost $10, and kids are $6. Every 10th ticket per party eats free. Takeout is available. Dinner includes drinks, rolls, salad and unlimited pasta. The Oakstone Academy Palm Beach serves students with autism spectrum disorders, meeting their needs with a variety of learning styles,

talented, highly qualified teachers and small class sizes. RSVP for the event at gjerome@osapb.org or call (561) 585 7800.

ITID To Open Impoundment For Fishing

The Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors recently announced the second public Catch & Release Open Fishing event at the M-1 Impoundment. ITID will open the impoundment to the general public on Saturday, Feb. 1 and Sunday, Feb. 2 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The site will have parks and recreation staff members on hand throughout the day. There are no public restrooms available. Participants must abide by all ITID rules and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission regulations. All those attending will be required to sign a release waiver. Do not disturb or approach wildlife. The following rules apply: no driving or parking on the berm, a valid Florida Fishing License is required, catch and release only,

no entry into the water or use of flotation devices in the water (including no boats, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, wading, swimming or floating), no alcohol or drugs and no hunting. Anyone not abiding by the rules or the direction of district staff will be asked to leave. To get to the site, start from Seminole Pratt Whitney Road at Hamlin Blvd. Head West on Hamlin Blvd. to 190th Avenue North. Take 190th Avenue north to 94th Street North. Go west through the yellow gate and continue 2.6 miles to the M-1 Impoundment.

ITID Board To Meet In RPB

The Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Village Meeting Hall (1050A Royal Palm Beach Blvd.) due to repairs at the ITID office stemming from a Dec. 16 flood due to a leaky hot water heater. The meeting will be livestreamed on the district web site. For more info., visit www. indiantrail.com.

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continued from page 1 tion and A1A Architects & Planners for the design and construction of the building. “A Category 5 facility requires some additional work and effort. It’s not something that’s built every day, but it is certainly something this community deserves,” Duren said. “This station, though it’s beautiful, though it’s a good beacon for the community, it’s also important that our firefighters have a place that they can come to and train. They can come confident that they can take all the actions needed to continue to prepare themselves for that next response. It’s so important that we have a building where they can respond in a timely fashion and have a base capable of securing all the many pieces of apparatus.” He also pointed out that the station is equipped with a tender truck that carries 3,000 gallons of water to help extinguish fires where hydrants are not accessible, as well as a high-water truck that can access areas during flood events. Baker said she could not take credit for the station because her predecessor, Weisman, led the

way, providing mentorship in the context that life safety is a major factor for residents. “I am very proud of the construction of this station,” Baker said. “This is a station that your county commissioner was relentless in getting built. She is to be thanked for her persistence in moving this station forward.” Baker noted that the new station is the first station equipped with sophisticated air conditioning and decontamination rooms with buffers for fire equipment storage. “This was our first off the drawing board, however, we are very conscious of it,” she said. “Administration will continue to work with fire-rescue in our facilities development and operations department, which deserves kudos for their hard work, service and leadership, but we are also looking at our existing stations to ensure the safety of our firefighters.” Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said that he had spent the previous day with a group of PBCFR firefighters getting to know their rigorous routine. “As a former police officer, I want to apologize, particularly to State Rep. Matt Willhite, for all of the firefighter jokes I’ve made over the years,” Kerner said. “I will continue to make them, but you guys have my deepest respect for what you do on a daily basis.” Kerner said police and fire

Former ITID Supervisor Michelle Damone, former State Sen. Maria Sachs and Loxahatchee Groves Mayor Robert Shorr.

ITID Supervisor Joni Martin and President Betty Argue.

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continued from page 3 is expected to make a motion to put SR 7 back on the planning map. Loxahatchee Groves legislative liaison Mary McNicholas said she and other town representatives met in close to 30-minute intervals with state officials on Tuesday and Wednesday. The town’s delegation included Mayor Robert Shorr, Councilwoman Lisa El-Ramey, Councilwoman Phillis Maniglia and legislative liaison Geoff Sluggett “Every kind of possible encounter, that’s what we tried to do,” McNicholas told the Town-Crier on Wednesday. “We’ve been tagteaming every possible representative we can, mostly outside of our delegation, so that we can focus specifically on appropriations.” She said they have talked with representatives with the Depart-

stations are special places for the people who work in them. “I know that what will always be in this building will be the camaraderie of the men and women who serve our community,” he said. District 6 County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay said it was overwhelming seeing the new station when six years ago, on a tour of the fire stations in her district, she was brought to Station 22, which operated out of a shopping center. “It wasn’t acceptable,” she said. “It was housed in a location that used to be a doctor’s office. One of the main things that you need to do as a firefighter is build that camaraderie when you’re in the station, and that station wasn’t set up to do that. It also wasn’t a station that was set up to make sure that the apparatus was properly cared for.” McKinlay said the new station was completed several years ahead of schedule, and she credited that to the many local leaders who advocated for a new Station 22. “That did not happen without the support of our resident firefighters who work and live in The Acreage,” she said. “It did not happen without the moms and dads who were concerned for their safety in The Acreage, and it did not happen without the leadership from The Acreage community.”

The Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Pipe & Drum Band.

State Rep. Rick Roth and State Rep. Matt Willhite.

Dignitaries stand at attention during the ceremony.

Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner.

County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay at the podium.

Guests fill the new fire station for the ceremony.

The flag is raised over the new Station 22.

Westlake Mayor Roger Manning and City Manager Ken Cassell. ment of Agriculture and the Department of Transportation, as well as water officials. They also met with legislators on key committees about the town’s requested appropriations. “One has to do with the canal rehabilitation, and the next two are both North B Road improvements and South D Road improvements,” McNicholas said. “The last one is the North Road equestrian/multiuse trail, which went through both houses last year but was vetoed by the governor.” She said they met extensively with State Rep. Matt Willhite (D-District 86) and State Sen. Bobby Powell (D-District 30), but also made every effort to talk to Republican representatives who control both houses and the executive branch, trying to drive home how much the town has invested in projects over the past year, such as North B Road, over $420,000, and South D Road, over $110,000. All of the town requests are

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The ceremony included the ringing of the bell.

District Chief Justin Schainuck, State Sen. Bobby Powell, County Commissioner Mack Bernard and Westlake Attorney Pam Booker. PHOTOS BY RON BUKLEY/TOWN-CRIER

Free ‘Florida’s Highwaymen’ Art Exhibit At Wellington Community Center Jan. 17-19 The Village of Wellington will host a free public art exhibit “The Art of Florida’s Highwaymen” at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) on display for public viewing from Friday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 19, with presentations each day at 2 p.m. A key member of the Highwaymen, R.A. McLendon, who began his painting career in 1955, will be painting live on site. A free opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. Who are the Highwaymen? In the late 1950s, during the Jim Crow era, a small group of African American artists from the Fort Pierce and Vero Beach area started a business venture during

a time where available employment opportunities were mostly low-paying jobs. Eventually, the group numbered 26 self-taught artists. Unable to display and sell their work through traditional channels, such as galleries and art agents, they traveled the roads selling their paintings to business owners, real estate brokers, lawyer’s offices, banks and others along the way. This unconventional sales method earned them the name of “the Highwaymen” sometime in the mid-1990s. For more than 60 years, the group captured Florida’s natural beauty in an estimated 200,000 paintings, depicting striking views of backwoods scenes, breaking waves, palm-lined beach-

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CHILDREN ENJOY FREE TENNIS FUN DAY AT THE WELLINGTON TENNIS CENTER

The Wellington Tennis Center hosted a free Tennis Fun Day for kids between the ages of 4 and 10 on Saturday, Jan. 11. The kids practiced drills and basic steps before playing some fun games. Sponsor Chick-fil-A served lunch for the participants. To learn more about Wellington tennis programs, visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/tennis or call (561) 791-4775. PHOTOS BY ERIN DAVISSON/TOWN-CRIER

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Jason Bishop Show At Dolly Hand Jan. 30

The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center performance of Reza: Edge of Illusion has been replaced with the Jason Bishop Show, to be presented on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Bishop is an international award-winning illusionist who was the youngest person to win the Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States Stage Award and one of the youngest people to participate in the Society of American Magicians WorldClass Competition. Bishop’s interest in magic ran throughout his youth, truly taking shape in his mid-teens. In college, he studied theater and then went on the road performing at resorts, amusement parks and later colleges. From his breathtaking double levitation to his cutting-edge op-art and plasma illusions, Bishop features stunning and original state-of-the-art magic. Each show features award-winning sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and close-up magic projected onto a large screen.

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The Capstone at Royal Palm, an Integral Senior Living community, will host a showroom open house Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will allow people to see firsthand the floor plans and other luxurious features of the community. “We are looking forward to connecting with the community and showing off some of the beautiful amenities that the Capstone at Royal Palm will offer,” said Heather Haley, ISL’s regional director of sales and marketing. “We encourage anyone who is interested to stop by and meet with our team.” The Capstone at Royal Palm Showroom is located at 11337-A Okeechobee Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach. The Capstone at Royal Palm features several floor plans, as well as resort-style amenities and accommodations. Residents will have access to ISL’s signature programs, including Vibrant Life, Gener-

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WOMEN OF THE WESTERN COMMUNITIES ENJOY A FUN GAME NIGHT EVENT

The Women of the Western Communities held its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Wellington National Golf Club. The theme was “game night,” and every 20 minutes the ladies tried another game. For more information about the group, visit www. womenofthewesterncommunities.org. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

Lynda Chicano and Mair Armand show off the club’s the Mary Rubloff Community Champion Award given for its service to the YWCA Harmony House.

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Peggy McClelland and Alexis Willhite.

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Debra Clein, Tina Evans, Shannon Kane and Kathleen Bagwell play Connect 4.

Michelle McGovern, Connie Saxon and Darlene Lebowitz play Uno.

Alexis Willhite, Marcella Montesinos, Donna Banno and Cheryl Dunn Bychek watch the Jenga tower.

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CAFCI INSTALLS OFFICERS FOR 2020 AT ROYAL PALM RECREATION CENTER

Caribbean-Americans for Community Involvement (CAFCI) held its annual Installation of Officers on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center. Judge Maxine Cheesman administered the oath to the 2020 board members. CAFCI members also made plans for upcoming events, including the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration set for Monday, Jan. 20 at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center. For more info., contact CAFCI at cafci@bellsouth.net or (561) 790-4002. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

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GUESTS ENJOY ‘ROARING 20S’ THEME AT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB DINNER DANCE

The Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club returned to the Wycliffe Golf & Country Club for its 32nd annual Wellington Dinner Dance on Friday, Jan. 10. The theme for the evening was “Roaring 20s” and included a cocktail reception before dinner, a performance by club teens, silent and live auctions, and music by the band HyRyZe. For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, visit www.bgcpbc.org. PHOTOS BY CALLIE SHARKEY/TOWN-CRIER

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County CEO Jaene Miranda with Dr. Juan Ortega. Mayor Anne and Alan Gerwig.

Thomas Murray and Lynn Raffaele.

Nicolette Goldfarb and Charles Lerman.

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Christine Martin, Julia Giroux, Julie Khanna, Julie Kime, Charlene Ramos, Tracy Priske, Jennifer Black, Susan Ferraro and Angie Payne.

WRMC CEO Pam Tahan and CFO Tonja Mosley.

Kim Masterson, Colleen Thielk, Samantha Rosen, Henry and Tonja Mosley, Tammy Shiverdecker and Amy McGuire.

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Kim Meyers and Paula Ramos show off their flapper dresses.

Dr. Israel Machin and Yamirka Machin.

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Rivals Collide As Wolverines Edge Broncos 58-51 In Overtime

By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report The Wellington High School boys basketball team hosted crosstown rival and district foe Palm Beach Central High School on Friday, Jan. 10 and narrowly defeated the Broncos in overtime 58-51 behind a game-high performance by Jagger Ruiz with 30 points. Wellington (12-4, 3-0 in the newly aligned District 7A-10) had to weather a late rally by the Broncos (11-3, 1-3). The game eventually needed to be settled in a fifth overtime period. The Wolverines opened up strong, firing out to a 5-0 lead, but the Broncos quickly adjusted and tied the game to open up what would be a thriller until the final

buzzer. Wellington’s De’Ante Perez and Palm Beach Central’s Jenerrian Cross traded three-point baskets early. Both teams equaled 13 points at the end of the first period. The lead changed three times during the first half. The second period was just as tight. The Wolverines gained a slight momentum advantage late in the period before the half to take a 26-22 lead into the locker room. “Every night is a war, and I told the guys that the other day in practice,” Wellington head coach Matt Colin said. “It’s just like college basketball. Every night, in league, it’s a war. You’re always facing good teams.” With the just over two minutes remaining to play in regulation,

the Wolverines were hanging on to a 47-43 advantage. Palm Beach Central guard William Van Hook hit a three-point basket to bring the Broncos within a point. The game was tied at 47-47 from the free throw line for the Broncos as time ticked down on the scoreboard. The Broncos got a break off a Wellington foul and capitalized from the free throw line again, to reclaim the lead 48-47. Ruiz earned the equalizing point from the free throw spot after a Bronco foul with seven seconds left to play. Regulation play ended with both teams tied at 48-48. Wellington seemed to have a bit more steam in the overtime period, outscoring the Broncos 10-3. Ruiz and Marvel Allen made it difficult

for the Broncos to go blow-forblow in the final period. The two combined for eight points, with Keon Kindred sinking a two-point basket to push Wellington to the 58-51 win. Eduardo Diaz was the high scorer for the Broncos with 13 and two three-point baskets. Van Hook totaled 11 points, and Cross had two three-point baskets. “The plays that were made at the end, they just have experienced guards on the perimeter who know how to go get baskets or fouls at the end when they need them,” Bronco head coach Jason Pitman explained. “We know when we come here, it’s always going to be a tough environment.” With the win, the Wolverines

remained unbeaten in league play at 3-0 and improve overall to 12-4. Palm Beach Central fell to 11-3, and 1-3 in league play. “It was a huge lift that we had a player go out there finishing

plays,” Colin said of Ruiz. “Especially how good their defense is and how physical it is, Jagger was the one guy who was able to slip in there and get some easy buckets just when we needed it.”

Palm Beach Central’s William Van Hook shoots from the free throw line.

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Palm Beach Equine Defeats Stable Door To Claim Joe Barry Cup Palm Beach Equine and Stable Door Polo once again battled on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field 1 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach on Sunday, Jan. 12, with Palm Beach Equine getting revenge in an exciting 14-12 victory to capture the Joe Barry Memorial Cup. In a fast-paced game displaying

elite skill, the ball was run from end-to-end in a high-scoring game that once again came down to the final chukker. Turning the tables from last week’s Iglehart Cup final, Palm Beach Equine was led by the duo of Gringo Colombres and Gonzalo Ferrari, who both finished with an impressive six goals. They scored

The Palm Beach Equine team — Gonzalo Ferrari, Lucas Diaz Alberdi, Gringo Colombres and Scott Swerdlin — holds up the Joe Barry Memorial Cup trophy as the 2020 champions.

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the final three goals of the game to conclude a match that saw the lead change hands five times. In the back-and-forth match, the final lead change occurred in the sixth chukker in favor of Palm Beach Equine, resulting in the thrilling 14-12 victory to capture the second 18-goal final of the season. Palm Beach Equine and Stable Door set a lightning-quick pace in the opening stages of the game. Lucas Diaz Alberdi opened the scoring for Palm Beach Equine, but Stable Door responded with consecutive goals to finish the chukker, one each from Santino Magrini and Robert Orthwein. In the only foul-ridden chukker of the game, Stable Door converted two penalties, yet Palm Beach Equine restored the tie with accurate shooting from the field, including two goals from Ferrari, leaving the teams deadlocked at 4-4. Behind an organized team attack, Palm Beach Equine strung together four answered goals, the last three all from different players, to finish the first half holding a 7-5 lead. The speed on both sides of the ball meant the result was far from over in the open, flowing style of play that was seen throughout the second half. Henry Porter looked

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The first Saturday Night Lights of the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival featured the crowd-favorite $75,000 Battle of the Sexes, presented by Wellington Regional Medical Center, which saw the

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men’s team is picking up momentum in the Battle of the Sexes with their second win in the class in three years. The men pocketed their first-ever victory in 2018, and on Saturday, Jan. 11, in the second-to-last match race, Ireland’s Daniel Coyle sealed a win for his team with a final score of 29 to the women’s 23. “The one thing that you get in these classes that you don’t always get in other classes is that the crowd really enjoys it because it’s very easy for them to understand; the girl beats the guy, and that’s who wins it,” said Coyle on why he enjoys the Battle of the Sexes. Coyle was a last-minute add to the men’s team on a borrowed horse after his brother and teammate, Jordan Coyle, convinced him. “He told me we could win it this year, so he found me a horse,” Daniel Coyle said. After the opening speed round, the women were ahead six to four with Jessica Mendoza posting the fastest time for her team in 51.38

seconds. Despite being behind on the scoreboard, Jordan Coyle posted the fastest round of the night in a blistering 47.479 seconds. The lead changed hands in the second phase, a relay, with the men winning the first two rounds to earn 10 points and take over the lead. But competition was far from over after Hayley Iannotti, Sydney Shulman and Mendoza won three match races in a row. The win was too close to call until Daniel Coyle topped Taylor Land to propel the men to a 29 to 23 lead with only one three-point match remaining. With the guaranteed win, team captains Charlie Jayne and Nicole Bellissimo elected not to return. Bellissimo’s team consisted of Heather Caristo-Williams, Amanda Derbyshire, Iannotti, Land, Mendoza, Gia Rinaldi, Shulman, KC Van Aarem and Ali Wolff. Jayne’s team was made up of David Blake, Jonathan Corrigan, Christian Coyle, Daniel Coyle, Jordan Coyle, Harry Harding, Luis Larrazabal, Samuel Parot Jr.

The winning men’s team with ringmaster Steve Rector and sponsor Wellington Regional Medical Center representatives Diego Perilla, CEO Pam Tahan, Dr. Nicholas Sama and Dr. Adam Bromberg.

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and Michael Tokuruk. “When choosing this year’s team, I went for young, fast and international,” Jayne said. “We had a lot of different countries involved, and I thought it was great international sport. It was fast, it was exciting and the crowd really got into it. In the end, it came down

to the second-to-last rider, so it couldn’t have been much better.” WEF continues through March 29, with 12 consecutive weeks of world-class competition and $13 million on offer at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. For more information, visit www.pbiec.com.

Polo Star, Model Ashley Busch Supports Polo For A Purpose Event Jan. 20 At IPC

Polo for Life will host the sixth annual Polo for a Purpose: Passage to India charity polo match benefiting pediatric cancer patients and their families on Monday, Jan 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. The community is invited for an afternoon of polo, fun family activities and a chance to see the

top players in the sport compete. The match will be followed by a ticketed authentic Indian cuisine dinner. For the first time, women will be competing in the polo match, including professional polo players Lucienne Elms and Ashley Busch, wife of Nascar legend Kurt Busch, who has no shortage of horsepower on her own end.

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Polo for Life co-founder Brandon Phillips with pediatric cancer patient Lily Ferguson, 3, and her mother Kristen Adams.

General admission is $20 per car and includes meet-and-greets with polo players in the Vendor Village, access to the Kids Zone and a chance to enjoy a polo match with some of the best athletes in the sport. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event or online in advance. A tailgate package is $400 and includes 10 tickets and access to a field-side private tailgate tent. Tailgate packages must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased at www.poloforlife.org. To date, Polo for a Purpose has raised more than $1.2 million to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s efforts to find a cure for blood cancers. All proceeds from this year’s event will support the Pediatric Oncology Support Team (POST) in West Palm Beach, the Kids Cancer Foundation in Royal Palm Beach, the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation in Hollywood, the Miami Cancer Institute in Miami and the local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “I’m honored to represent female polo players for such an incredible cause,” said Busch, a U.S. Polo Assn. brand ambassador.

“Polo for Life is an amazing organization, and I’m excited to partner with them helping children with cancer, and their families.” Polo for Life, founded by Terrie Mooney and Brandon Phillips, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to help support pediatric cancer patients and their families. “We can’t forget that when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, the whole family is diagnosed with cancer,” Event Chair P.J. Rizvi said. “Polo for Life is now supporting local charities such as POST and the Kids Cancer Foundation. It’s not just about finding the cure, it’s about helping children and their families find a way to live until the cure is found.” Mooney and Phillips created Polo for a Purpose as a charity polo match and luncheon to benefit the Palm Beach chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Phillips, a childhood non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, is passionate about giving back to the community that supported him. To date, Polo for a Life has raised more than $1.2 million. Learn more at www.poloforlife.org.

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Voltaire Design Commemorates 10 Years At Norton Museum Event

Adorned in blue and white, the Norton Museum of Art hosted hundreds of high-profile equestrians on Monday, Jan. 6 to celebrate Voltaire Design’s first decade of operation, as well as to thank its loyal supporters. Now an international leader in premium sport saddles thanks to its emphasis on innovation and supe-

rior quality, the French brand has grown from humble beginnings in a small garage to its current status as a market powerhouse. Led by co-founder Brice Goguet, the evening featured a lively atmosphere in a creative and modern setting, capped off by Goguet’s unveiling of a series of new innovations released by Voltaire Design.

The Voltaire Design team celebrates 10 years. PHOTO BY SPORTFOT

“The company has evolved, but our DNA remains the same. Our passion is intact. Our core values of kindness, humility, ambition and respect are still the driving force of the company,” said Goguet, one of the four founders of Voltaire Design. “Our riders have made us proud all over the world getting medals at the biggest events, but whether our riders do well at the Olympics, at the World Equestrian Games or at the lower classes, we are always happy because we are a team and a family.” All supporters of Voltaire Design, the guest list included star equestrians representing nations from nearly every corner of the world, making the event an international affair. “I’ve been with Voltaire Design since the start. Brice and his team have done an amazing job promoting and growing with new ideas every year. It has been an exciting time with them,” Irish equestrian Shane Sweetnam said. “The stats with the Blue Infinite are great, and

Minto’s ‘Welcome Heroes’ Program Proves Successful In Westlake

After much success, Minto Communities USA, the master developer and lead builder of Westlake, has extended its “Welcome Heroes” program, a special discount made available to working teachers, police officers, firefighters, military, healthcare and government workers. Public servants who buy a new Minto-built home in Westlake can receive a 3 percent discount off the base purchase price. To date, Minto has sold more than 450 homes at Westlake, and more than half of the buyers have taken advantage of the program, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars collectively. Darline Karbowski, an elementary school principal, lives in the Hammocks neighborhood with her son and said she is extremely thankful for the discount. “As a single mother, the program attracted me to the community and allowed me to get more home for my money and live in a safe neighborhood where my house is not only a home, but also a good investment,” Karbowski said. “It seems cliché, but I am truly living my best life here.” Kathryn and Brett Bailey, a nurse and teacher respectively,

also my horses seem to be very comfortable with it.” Though it was only launched one year ago, the Blue Infinite has already hit the benchmark as the fastest Voltaire Design saddle to reach $1 million in sales. Regarded by many as the most advanced saddle available, the Blue Infinite is the crown jewel of Voltaire Design thus far. Never content with the status quo, Voltaire Design has continued to improve its newest creation.

“The Blue Infinite, on top of being a revolutionary sports saddle, is now a health and fitness companion, which means it gives you the heart rate; it allows you to measure the intensity of the training; you’ll be able to do an electrocardiogram at home; you will be able to count the calories burned; you will be able to know the heart rate at rest; and you will be able to measure the recovery time,” Goguet noted. Boasting an ActiveFlex tree that

will be even lighter than the original model and adapt to the horse, the Blue Infinite is the first saddle of its kind to offer a broad range of data collection to better improve performance and help maintain the health and fitness of horses. Now with 10 years under its belt and a passion for innovation at its core, Voltaire Design is sure to continue to push the boundaries of saddle design for years to come. For more info., visit www. voltairedesign.com.

A New Approach Uses Yoga To Target The Needs Of Equestrians

Soham Yoga has teamed with the Rider Project to create an equestrian-specific yoga practice. Yanira “Yani” Daes and Lisa El-Ramey recently joined their respective expertise in the fields of yoga and riding to bring the benefits of alternative approaches to the riding public. While Daes is bringing her specific yoga approach to the Rider Project Seat Retreats and Whole Rider Workshops, she is currently offering three-week programs at her studio, Soham Yoga. This program is designed to maximize

yoga benefits for riders in the least amount of time. Soham Yoga is offering a condensed and concentrated program emphasizing areas of the body for the greatest gain in riding efforts. “Riders here for our winter season have a lot on their plates,” said Lisa El-Ramey, founder of the Rider Project. “Many of them are here for only a few months, and this program will give those riders an opportunity to gain the most benefit in the shortest amount of time.” Soham Yoga is located in Royal Palm Beach. Riders wishing

to learn more about the Soham Yoga Equestrian program should visit the studio web site at www. sohamyoga.net. Soham Yoga works with students to develop correct form and focus on the musculature each pose targets. Daes, a breast cancer survivor, was drawn to practice yoga as a result of her own life experiences and established Soham Yoga as a sanctuary for others in their own journeys. For more info., call Daes at (561) 601-2525 or e-mail soham. yoga@icloud.com.

Premier Equestrian Steps It Up At WEF

Brett and Kathryn Bailey benefited from Welcome Heroes. have a similar story. They said if workers and members of the miliit weren’t for Welcome Heroes, tary are heroes for all they do,” said they never would have considered Mike Belmont, president of Minto Westlake. Communities USA. “We felt a “We really would not have built good way to show our gratitude a new home without the program. was helping them defray the cost It gave us the home of our dreams of their dream home.” at a price we could afford,” KathWestlake’s first neighborhood is ryn said. nearly sold out. Minto is currently Minto created the Welcome selling in Phase 2 of its second Heroes program to thank civil neighborhood, the Meadows, servants for contributing to the where prices range from the low well-being of the community. $300s to mid $500s. For more “In our mind, teachers, police information, call (888) 299-3628 officers, firefighters, healthcare or visit www.westlakefl.com.

Premier Equestrian Inc. is the “Exclusive Footing Products Supplier for the International Arena at WEF” and will have representatives present throughout the three-month Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington. “The Winter Equestrian Festival is the crown jewel of the competition circuit,” Premier Equestrian CEO Mark Neihart said. “Because of our recent partnership here, we’re stepping up our activities and presence at the show.” Neihart and Premier Equestrian President Heidi Zorn will be available in Wellington for a total of 60 days during the winter show season. “Our sales team will also be available to answer questions and offer farm consultations,” Zorn said. “Keri Homer, who is based in Florida, and Christopher Neihart, based out of Salt Lake City, are eager to help riders, trainers and owners with their horse footing.” Premier Equestrian will be sponsoring several educational events, presenting sportsmanship awards and visiting local farms. “We have a little something for

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American Legion Members Honored With Certificates of Appreciation

ROSEMARY RATTY CELEBRATES 90 YEARS

Wellington resident Rosemary Ratty celebrated her 90th birthday on New Year’s Eve in the company and love of five generations of her family. Her advice for longevity is, “natural food and live a good, clean life.” Ratty and her late husband Walter had five children, and she now has 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

At a recent meeting of Wellington’s American Legion Post 390, two members received certificates of appreciation for outstanding service to the post. Loren Heistand was recognized for accepting an officer’s position and creating a Facebook page during the inception of Post 390. This assisted in a much-needed social media program in order to inform Wellington and the surrounding communities of its creation. Heistand has two children and was attending night school at the time. John Isola was recognized for his continuous effort in coordinating donors and administering the American Legion Post 390 “Future Heroes” Golf Tournament fundraiser. When soliciting donors and promoting the current year’s program, he meets personally with each donor to express his gratitude and inform them how these funds are used for scholarships for eligible students of veteran and first responder families.

Presidents Project Inc., a nonprofit organization, will hold a special one-day benefit performance by the national touring company Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Finland House (301 Central Blvd., Lantana). The veteran acting/writing couple of William and Sue Wills have 35 U.S. presidential couples in their repertoire. This program, entitled “Our Quaker Presidents,” will focus on two men who were brought up in the Quaker faith but were as different as day and night — Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon. Both have problematic presidential legacies: Hoover, the Great Depression, and Nixon, scandal and resignation. Yet each won Electoral College landslides of 83 percent and 96 percent, respectively. Their life stories with their wives are ones of great interest. You will learn of the many humanitarian programs in which the

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RPBHS Students Decide On A New Protocol For Cap And Gown Colors

On Friday, Jan. 10, Royal Palm Beach High School seniors voted to keep a two-color cap and gown commencement ceremony. The color selections, however, will no longer be based on gender. Graduating seniors will now select the color of their choice, silver or black, on a first-come, first-served basis. The cap and gown color for RPBHS commencement ceremonies for the last 15 years have

featured girls wearing silver and boys wearing black. While school administration has always allowed individual students to wear the color of their choice, gender has been at the forefront of the decision making. “Royal Palm Beach High School’s Vision of Excellence calls for us to maintain a socially just environment,” Principal Dr. Jesús Armas said. “In keeping with that, and because our administrators have always been sensitive to

gender self-identification, we have never taken a hard stance on color choice, thereby denying students from selecting their colors. However, we do recognize that not all of our students are completely at ease with this decision-making process and decided that we should seek alternative ways to determine cap and gown colors.” School administration decided to give seniors a choice. Armas met with graduating seniors and

informed them that as a new “Senior Privilege,” each graduating class from this year forward will decide what colors will be used at its commencement ceremony. Seniors had a choice of having one gown color (black or teal) or two gown colors (silver and black). Once the decision was made to have two colors, seniors had the choice of having colors assigned alphabetically or having them select their color of choice.

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County Commissioners Declare Jan. 12 As Palm Beach State College Day

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners recently approved a proclamation declaring Jan. 12, 2020 as Palm Beach State College Day to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the institution’s latest name change and its impact as an educational pillar in the community. Commissioner Melissa McKinlay presented the proclamation during the commission meeting Jan. 7. On hand to accept it were a group of PBSC trustees, staff members and Palmer, PBSC’s Panther mascot. McKinlay, who recently used her leftover campaign funds to create a scholarship for students, lauded PBSC and the Florida College System for their work to provide quality and affordable education despite what she said is “a very challenging legislative environment” for them. “I look forward to working with our legislative affairs team and your legislative affairs team to make sure you get the funding that you need to continue to do what you do,” she said. The proclamation highlights pivotal moments and achievements for the college, which changed its name from Palm Beach Community College on Jan. 12, 2010 to reflect its new degree program offerings. The college began offering its first baccalaureate degree in the fall of 2009. Since then, the college has added a number of baccalaureate degree programs. To date, PBSC has awarded 2,776 bachelor’s degrees. The college hopes to add addi-

Wellington Elementary School is proud to announce that fourth graders Lily Portier (left) and Renee Udell (right) will be representing the school at the South Florida Fair’s Palm Beach County Student Art Show. The girls also won fair tickets for their hard work. The large, double-sided sculpture was completed by the fourth grade Art Club students and will be hanging in the fair’s main expo building. This year’s South Florida Fair’s theme is, “Play Ball, Play Fair.” Art teacher Erica Bordonaro is full of pride and can’t wait to display her talented students’ artwork.

TOY DRIVE AT EMERALD COVE MIDDLE SCHOOL (L-R) PBSC Trustee Darcy Davis, County Commissioner Mack Bernard, County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, Palmer the Panther, PBSC Trustee Barbara Miedema, PBSC Executive Director of Community Engagement Rachael Bonlarron and Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner. tional bachelor’s degrees in high- economic impact on the county tomorrow, particularly in allied need areas. Last summer, trustees and its students. Just this past fall health fields.” voted to seek approval from the term, the college awarded nearly PBSC opened in 1933 as Palm Florida Board of Education to of- 3,000 degrees and certificates, Beach Junior College and as fer a bachelor’s of science degree and 900 went to first-generation Florida’s first public community in cardiopulmonary science and college students. college. Serving 49,000 students a bachelor’s of science degree in “We truly do inspire hope and annually, Palm Beach State Colhuman services. If approved, the transform lives. It’s not just what lege is the largest institution of programs could begin as early as we say. It’s what we do,’’ she said. higher education in Palm Beach this fall. “Without Palm Beach State Col- County, offering more than 130 Barbara Miedema, chair of the lege, so many students would not programs of study at locations in PBSC Board of Trustees, spoke have the ability to go to college, Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm on behalf of the college. She high- and we train them not just for the Beach Gardens, Belle Glade and lighted the college’s $1.1 billion jobs of today, but for the jobs of Loxahatchee Groves.

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When I was a teenager, as part of the high school band, I went to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and played at halftime for the Green Bay Packers. It was so long ago that Vince Lombardi was the coach and Bart Starr was the quarterback. I remember looking at Bart and thinking, “Wow. This guy is old.” (He had to be all of 30.) But I would never say anything like that out loud because, well, I was in Wisconsin and these were the Green Bay Packers. What you need to understand about the Packers is that they are the only team in the NFL owned by the fans. I’ve mentioned that before, but it’s important. Everyone holding a seat in that stadium

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The Sonic BOOMER has a vested interest in the game. They aren’t fair-weather friends. When I first went to a game elsewhere and the home team lost, people were shedding their jerseys as they walked into the parking lot, not wanting it to be known that they had cheered for the losing team. I was

shocked! Were they fans or weren’t they? Also, Wisconsin is cold — very, very cold. Especially during the season when football is played. So you need a lot of “anti-freeze” to sit up in those wind-whipped stands, and maybe a steaming bratwurst and some nice warm cheese curds to hold onto. So we do it. We do it for our team. That said, and undying loyalty aside, I don’t watch a lot of sports on TV. I want Green Bay to win, but I have faith that they’ll do it with or without me monitoring the game. Aaron Rodgers has my back. I’ll pop my head in, when my husband is watching, just to make sure Aaron doesn’t need me, and then I’ll pop out. I’m a busy person.

If Green Bay isn’t playing, Mark will watch the Kansas City Chiefs. I didn’t even know Kansas City had a team until we went to Missouri to help out with the grandkids. But now we had to adopt them — the team, not the kids — and I’m sort of proud of them. The Chiefs quarterback is Patrick Mahomes. He’s not old. He’s 24 and one of the youngest quarterbacks in the league. His face is so young-looking that, when his team does something good, he looks like a kid who has just opened a birthday present. He’s happy. I like it. So, if the Packers aren’t playing, I’ll back the Chiefs. Here’s the thing: depending on how things go in the coming days, the Chiefs

could be up against the Packers in the Super Bowl, exactly as they were in the very first Super Bowl ever played. I expect that sports writers are already working on columns and sportscasters are already working on backstories related to this fact. And there’s an insurance company commercial that features both Rodgers and Mahomes, so having those two quarterbacks face off in the Super Bowl would be particularly good for both that insurance company and for the advertising company that sold them on the idea. In short, there’s a lot riding on a Chiefs/Packers match-up. So, if that happens, which team would I root for? I think you know. (And please pass the cheese curds.)

New Film ‘1917’ Could Be One Of The Best War Movies Ever

One of the strongest contenders for this year’s Oscar for best picture, 1917, has finally come to our neighborhood theaters. Directed by Sam Mendes, it is a worthy contender. It is not an easy movie to watch. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman once said, “war is hell,” and this movie makes that clear. While allowing a small amount of sentiment in, the film does not sugarcoat the horrors of war. Trench warfare in World War I was deadly, and the careless stupidity of top ranks in all armies was horrendous. But the soldiers simply soldiered on, and that is the story here. The British found they were sending a large group of men into a trap. Communications, which at that time, required direct wire connections, were down. Lance Corporal Blake (DeanCharles Chapman) was chosen to inform the leaders of the doomed men to stop the attack because his older brother Joseph

‘I’ On CULTURE By Leonard Wechsler (Richard Madden), a lieutenant, served in that unit. He chose his best friend, Lance Corporal Schofield (George MacKay) to join him. The job is a likely suicide mission. The two men must cross “no man’s land,” pass through some German lines, and make their way to the leader of the battalion, Colonel Mackenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch). They face a multitude of challenges, including the running battle between the two sides.

Mendes and famed cinematographer Richard Deakins used trick shooting to create the look of the whole trek as one long continuous take. Of course, that did not happen, but watching the film, you will not realize that. The action all flows together. It turns everything into a unity of purpose. Will they warn the battalion? Will they do it on time? Will the brother survive? Will the two soldiers survive? We don’t know, and that heightens the tension. In this film, the war is World War I. Americans tend to focus on World War II, where we were a major part of events. But Europeans also focus heavily on the first of the “Great Wars” because it was so incredibly costly in terms of the lives. There are some issues. The most important one being that the film takes us into the trenches of the war. It is horrifying. We can see, perhaps feel, how awful war really was. Mendes will not let us look away. We

understand the horror. Yes, there are holes in the plot. Would the top generals actually let a battalion be cut off from everyone else, not able to communicate? Of course not. Although, truth being stranger than fiction, it happened quite often, even in World War II, where radio communications allowed better connections. Would a concerned general have only sent two men, two low-ranking soldiers, as messengers? I would think that a whole patrol would be better. But having two men allows us to concentrate far better on the men and allows them to communicate their feelings to each other. At times there is almost no dialogue, but when they speak, the words are compelling. The acting is excellent. Mendes used a string of well-known exceptional actors in small roles as the ranking officers. Cumberbatch, Madden, Mark Strong and Colin Firth all took small roles and made

them important. Madden has a scene that is heartbreaking. But the film belongs to Chapman and MacKay. They dominate it. You wind up feeling a part of them, sharing their experience. MacKay, whose character does not have his comrade’s personal motivation, he’s almost just drafted by his friend, gives one of the best performances I’ve seen this year. He understands that his arm has been twisted into going on what may be a suicide mission, but he goes and perseveres. Chapman is the more eager of the two, determined to get through. Mendes has said in interviews that the movie is simply the story of a messenger trying to get through. It is far more than that. It is raw, it does not flinch from the ugliness of war. And it may stand as one of the best war movies ever. It also may be the best film coming out in 2019. See this one. It is really good.

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• The Relay for Life Glow in the Dark 5K Fun Run will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park. For more info., contact Lisa Noel at (561) 614-2835 or lisa.noel@cancer.org. • CAFCI will host a Ferrin Youth and Scholarship Committee Backyard BBQ and Games Night Fundraiser at Camp Davis in Loxahatchee on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. For more info., call Genieve White at (561) 876-4161 or Rhonda Ferrin-Davis at (561) 685-9838. • Temple Beth Torah will hold its inaugural Service Award Gala at the Wellington National Golf Club on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www. templebethtorah.net/gala2020 or by calling (561) 793-2700. • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will host a free Pat Benatar Tribute Concert by All Fired Up on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www. wellingtonfl.gov/calendar for more info. • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will host Matisyahu on Saturday, Jan. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www. kravis.org for more info. Sunday, Jan. 19 • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will walk in the Pondhawk Natural Area (1501 N.W. Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton) on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 a.m. Call Alan Collins at (561) 586-0486 for more info. • The 2020 season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach will continue Sunday, Jan. 19 with the Ylvisaker Cup. For more information, call (561) 204-5687 or visit www.internationalpoloclub.com. Monday, Jan. 20 • CAFCI and the Village of Royal Palm Beach will present its 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, Jan. 20 at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center. A free continental breakfast will be served from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The program will start at 10 a.m. For more info., call Elet Cyris at (561) 791-9087. • Polo for Life will present the Polo for a Purpose: Passage to India with gates opening at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington). The sunset polo match will feature local favorites. Attendance is $20 per vehicle. The match will be followed by a ticketed authentic Indian cuisine dinner. Details about sponsorships, vendor spaces, tailgate tents, the kids’ zone and more are available at www.poloforlife. org. For more info., contact Terrie Mooney at (561) 644-7124 or terrie@poloforlife.org. Tuesday, Jan. 21 • The Senior Referral Program of Royal Palm Beach will staff an information desk to help seniors and their caregivers identify and access services for their special needs on Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Thursday, Jan. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center (100 Sweet Bay Lane). No appointment is needed for this free service; just stop by the desk. For more info., call (561) 790-5188. People interested in volunteering are also encouraged to stop by. • The ArtSmart Lecture Series at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present “Hamilton: The Man Behind the Musical” on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host an Art for Adults Art

Show on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. Bring your family and friends for an evening of art featuring the work of Art for Adults participants. Refreshments will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 for more info. Wednesday, Jan. 22 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Sweater Weather Chill Out Lounge for grades 3 to 5 on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. Relax after school, hang out with a friend, read a book, chit-chat and connect. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host History of Jewish Music on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. Roni Raab, host of the popular radio show “Shalom South Florida,” will share information about the history of Jewish music. Call (561) 7906070 to pre-register. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host a Mini Jam Session for ages 2 to 5 on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. Little ones can rock out to awesome tunes while jamming on musical instruments. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Village Meeting Hall (1050A Royal Palm Beach Blvd.) due to repairs at the ITID office. For more info., visit www.indiantrail. com. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Dungeons & Dragons on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Join other D&D enthusiasts as they assume the roles of characters journeying through a magical world. Books, dice and other materials will be available. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host DIY Pet Toys for ages 9 and up on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Make pet toys to benefit the animals at Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control and your own pet. Supplies will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County will hold a presentation on the 2020 Census featuring Richard Bartholomew, chairman of the LVWPBC Census Committee, on Wednesday, Jan 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the STEM Education Center (4802 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach). Visit www.lwvpbc.org for more info. • The Kravis Center for the performing Arts will present Violinist Francisco Fullana on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www. kravis.org for more info. Thursday, Jan. 23 • The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will host a Power Networking Breakfast on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 8:30 a.m. at the American Cancer Society offices (621 Clearwater Park Road, West Palm Beach). For more info., call (561) 790-6200 or visit www.cpbchamber.com. • The Walkers of Wellington will walk around the shops at the Mall at Wellington Green (10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 9 to 10 a.m. Call (561) 791-4796 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host a Friendship Circle for ages 18 to 30 on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9:15 a.m. Meet other intellectually disabled young adults and work on skill-building projects in a supportive, encouraging environment. Parents/caregivers must attend. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will feature STEAM: Snowstorm Jar for ages 5 to 12 on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. Bring winter to the tropics using simple ingredients. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will feature food trucks and a free Neil Diamond tribute concert on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. Call (561) 7532484 for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host its Pokémon Club for ages 6 and up on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Loxahatchee Groves Landowners’ Association will meet Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Palms West Presbyterian Church (13689 Okeechobee Blvd.). The program will be a discussion about the 2020 Census. For more info., call Marge Herzog at (561) 818-9114. Friday, Jan. 24 • The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center will host a Veterans Engagement Fair on Friday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the VA’s Room 4B-292 (7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach). Local veterans can learn about organizations that offer free and low-cost services, activities and events. For more info., visit www.westpalmbeach.va.gov. • The Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will host a Feel Good Friday Dance for ages 55 and up on Friday, Jan. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Lake View Room, sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida. Call (561) 791-4796 to pre-register. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host a Sewing Lab for ages 16 and up on Friday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. Bring your current project, practice sewing using the library’s sewing machines or bring your own. Some basic materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Crafts for Kids for ages 4 through 8 on Friday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. Make a fun craft at this family event. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present A Very Silly Vaudeville on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info. • The 17th annual JustWorld Gala will be held Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at Belle Herbe Farm (3206 Old Hampton Drive, Wellington) to benefit JustWorld International. For tickets, sponsorship and auction donation information, e-mail jwinfo@justworldinternational.org or call (561) 333-9391. For more info., visit www.justworldinternational.org. • The KidSafe Foundation will host a Denim & Diamonds Casino Night fundraising event on Friday, Jan. 24 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Wellington Community Center. Tickets include gambling chips, an open bar, generous hors d’oeuvres and dessert. For more info., visit www.kidsafefoundation.org/casinonight or call (855) 844-SAFE. • The Palm Beach Opera will present Turandot from Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Visit www.kravis.org for more info. Saturday, Jan. 25 • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will hike in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach on

Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Amy Evans at (561) 289-5551 for more info. • Transfer trailers, excavators, loaders, dozers, trailers, heavy and light equipment, trucks, cars, SUVs and other Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County surplus items will be sold to the highest bidder, regardless of price, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. The SWA Absolute Auction will take place rain or shine at the SWA Main Landfill Entrance at 6890 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach. Graham Auction will lead this government surplus auction. A list of auction items can be found at www.grahamauctionco.com/ swa06172017. • The annual Doll & Bear Show will take place Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (2892 S. Congress Ave., Palm Springs). This show hosts several dozen vendors from all over the region and state. Visit www.ufdc.org for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Gentle Yoga & Meditation for ages 16 and up on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. Relax and exercise with certified yoga instructor Dr. Maruti Ram Gudavalli. Bring water, a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host It’s Your Move: Chess Club for ages 8 to 17 on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2:15 p.m. Learn how to play this strategic game with members of the Royal Palm Beach High School Chess Club. All materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Karaoke for Adults on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy an hour of karaoke fun. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • Wellington’s Father Daughter Dance: A Night Under the Big Top will take place Saturday, Jan. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Village Park gymnasium (11700 Pierson Road). Call (561) 753-2484 for more info. Sunday, Jan. 26 • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will walk in Okeeheelee Park (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 a.m. For more info., call Paul Cummings at (561) 596-4423. • Temple B’nai Jacob in Wellington (12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 6) will hold a Generation to Generation Program on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon as the children from the religious school pass the Torah from generation to generation, make their own pointer for Torah reading and draw on parchment to resemble the Torah scrolls. For more info., e-mail bnaijacobofwell@aol.com. • The 2020 season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach will continue Sunday, Jan. 26 with the Ylvisaker Cup. For more information, call (561) 204-5687 or visit www.internationalpoloclub.com. • Temple Beth Tikvah (4550 Jog Road, Greenacres) invites the community to a presentation on the work of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in Israel given by Dr. Roni Raab, executive director of the JNF’s South Florida region, on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. For more info., visit www.templebethtikvah.net or call (561) 967-3600. Send calendar items to: The Town-Crier, 12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 33, Wellington, FL 33414 or e-mail news@gotowncrier. com.

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For Sale L AW N M O W E R U S E D H O N D A H A R M O N Y 215 FOR SALE — Self propelled lawn mower, runs and cuts good. Best Offer 561-790-1477 POOL TABLE — 561-315-1508 call or text Acreage/Loxahatchee Area. Must pickup $150.

WE WANT YOU! SALES ASSISTANT

A/C Refrigeration Services

Roofing

JOHN C. HUNTON AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION, INC.—Service & new installation FPL independent participating contractor. Lic. CAC 057272 Ins. “We are proud supporters of the Seminole Ridge Hawks” 561-798-3225. Family Owned & Operated since 1996. Credit Cards Accepted

NEIL O’NEAL JR. ROOFING — Roofing & Reroofing. Family owned and operated. Residential/ Commercial. Wood Replacement, Roof Coatings, Solar Vents, Skylights & Roof Ventilation. 561-6564945 Lic. & Insured CCC1330208.Free Estimates

Cleaning - Home/Office

Wanted for Western Communities Territory Work with Advertising Executives Will train right candidate.

WE CLEAN OFFICES & PRIVATE HOMES — Licensed & Insured. Call for an estimate and to schedule your apartment. Discount for Central Palm Beach County Chamber members and to all new clients for first cleaning. 561-385-8243 Lic. #2012-25277

INTERESTED? CALL DAWN RIVERA TODAY AT 561-793-7606

Driveway Repair

Place your ad here. Call 561-793-7606

PART-TIME POSITION ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE (BILLING) AND OTHER OFFICE TASKS

Knowledge of QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel preferred but not required. Will train the right candidate. Must be quick learner and have strong computer skills. Send resume to jill@wellingtonthemagazine.com

Professional Services

CLEANING LADY — I can help get your house cleaner than ever! Try me once and you will not be disappointed! 561-657-0420 Patrycja

D R I V E WAY S — F r e e e s t i m a t e s A & M ASPHALT SEAL COATING commercial and residential. Patching potholes, striping, repair existing asphalt & save money all work guaranteed. Lic.& Ins. 100045062 561-667-7716

Electrical Contractor SINGER ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING, INC. — Electrical work you can trust at an affordable price, Fully Licensed and Insured. EC#13007941 561-425-5409

Home Improvement ANMAR CO.— James’ All Around Handyman Service. Excellent craftsman Old time values. Once you’ve had me! You’ll have me back! Lic. Ins. Certified Residential Contractor CRC1327426 561-248-8528

Irrigation/Landscape Lighting IRRIGATION MAINTENANCE/REPAIRS — wet testing, pump replacement,landscaping and pest control-trapping. Call 561-7234684 Oasis Irrigation & Landscape Lighting

Painting JOHN PERGOLIZZI PAINTING INC. — Interior/Exterior - Repaint specialist, pressure cleaning, popcorn ceiling, drywall repair & roof painting. Family owned/ owner operator. Free Est. 798-4964 Lic. #U18473

Plumbing POO-MAN — Pumping, plumbing, & drain cleaning. For all your septic & plumbing needs! Let the Poo Crew come to you. 561-318-8416

Roofing

Screening J O H N ’ S S C R E E N R E PA I R S E R V I C E — Pool & patio re-screening. Stay tight,wrinkle-free,guaranteed! CRC1329708 call u s 7 9 8 - 3 1 3 2 . w w w. p o o l s c r e e n r e p a i r. c o m

Septic Service DANNY’S SEPTIC SERVICE — 561-689-1555 Commercial/Residential Septic Tank and Grease Trap Pumping *Drain Fields *Lift Stations *Drain Cleaning w w w. D a n n y s - S e p t i c . c o m L i c # S R O 111 6 9 6

Sprinkler Systems AQUATIC SPRINKLER, LLC — Complete repair of all types of systems. Owner Operated. Michael Office: 561-964-6004 Cell: 561236-8595 Lic.#U17871 Bonded & Ins. Serving the Western Communities Since 1990

Tree Service TREES TRIMMED AND REMOVED — 561798-0412 D.M. YOUNG TREE SERVICE. Family Owned & Operated Lic. & Insured 1992-12121 Visit our website at dmyoungtreeservice.com

Wallpapering PAPERHANGING BY DEBI — Professional Installation,Removal. Repair of Paper. Neat, Clean & Reliable. Quality work with a woman’s touch. 30 years experience. No Job too big or too small. Lic. & Ins. References available. 561-795-5263 

Place your ad here call 561-793-7606

Real Estate For Sale Loxahatchee Groves R E S I D E N T I A L/L A N D/FA R M S Full Service Realtor Phillis M. Maniglia, P.A. 561-460-8257 www.phillismaniglia.com SaddleTrails Realty, Inc.

Royal Palm Beach

ROBERT G. HARTMANN ROOFING — Specializing in repairs. Free estimates, Bonded,insured. Lic. #CCC 058317 Ph: 561-790-0763.

FOR SALE BY OWNER VILLAGE WALK RPB — 3/2/1, Sun Porch, 55+ Community. Lots of upgrades, $228,888. Call Joann 561-798-0763

R O O F I N G R E PA I R S R E - R O O F I N G A L L TYPES — Pinewood Construction, Inc. Honest and reliable. Serving Palm Beach County for over 20 years. Call Mike 561-309-0134 Lic. Ins. Bonded. CGC-023773 RC-0067207

Wellington 2/2 GARDEN VILLA — Screened patio/courtyard. New Kitchen/Bathroom/Appliances/Fans. Central Wellington Location. $1,500 Monthly. 561-346-8016

Seeking Employment HOME HEALTH AIDE AVAILABLE — Experienced Home Health Aide seeks new position. Flexible hours, full time, day or night. I am a Licensed CNA who has worked as a home health aide and also as a nanny. I have many years of experience taking care of the elderly at home. Price negotiable, references provided upon request. Call Pat at (561) 294-1423.

Place your ad here. Call 561-793-7606

Part-Time Graphic Designer Busy local publishing company is looking for a part-time graphic designer. The qualified candidate must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. PC platform. Web design and social media experience a plus, pay will commensurate with experience and ability. Email resume and sample to: dawnrivera@wellingtonthemagazine.com or Call 561-793-7606 to schedule an interview.


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$65.00 1st Hour - $40.00 Hour After Commercial & Residential

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Do you or a loved one suffer from… ANXIETY? DEPRESSION? ADDICTION? INSOMNIA? BIPOLAR? ALCOHOLISM?

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Dr. David Hu was born and raised in New York. He attended New York University, where he earned his bachelor of arts and medical degrees. Dr. Hu completed his residency training and served as Chief Resident in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hu has been practicing psychiatry and addiction medicine in a variety of settings for nearly 20 years and is now excited to establish a private practice based in Wellington to serve the western communities of Palm Beach County.

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In A Magnificent Dining Room HABACHI GRILL | ASIAN SPECIALTIES | SUSHI, SASHIMI AND SPECIALTY ROLLS | DESSERTS & PASTRIES | BEER & WINE LUNCH Mon-Fri $12.99 per adult Sat & Sun $15.99 per adult

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Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday 12 noon - 3:30 p.m. Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Friday & Saturday 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Last seating 30 minutes prior to closing

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL Enjoy Lunch or Dinner FREE on your Birthday Drivers License or ID + coupon required. Minimum 4 adults with check purchase.

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